Wednesday, September 30, 2009

and then there were 2

I think it's time for me to just buy stock of this stuff!
Little Riley is H1N1's most recent victim...
poor kids...
poor mom...
2 sick kids plus moving in 9 days...

Monday, September 28, 2009

my poor guy

Logan (my 5yr old) tested positive today with the Swine Flu. The poor kid has such a high fever it really freaks me out. We're talking 103.6 range, very scary. He's absolutely miserable and of course sad that he can't go to school. I feel bad for him because this Thursday is his first field trip and the rate he's going he'll be lucky to go back to school by then.... wish us luck that the rest of our family can remain flu free!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

a fantabulous weekend!

started the weekend off meeting my classmates at a local bar for some drinks... c/o of '99s 10yr reunion

and while we were out we were lucky enough to run into another couple that I just love!

then Saturday was the little man's 1st birthday!!!!! We rented this awesome moonwalk!

the whole family got in and had a blast!

yes.... I made this cake and it was DELICIOUS!

daddy & Riley (don't you just love Riley's #1 t-shirt? My grandma made that for him)

love this picture

hmmm... not so sure about this!

oh yeah, he LOVED it!!!!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

odd post

How many people out there keep in touch with girl friends? Or, how many people actually have any girl friends? Growing up I had a TON of female friends. Then in 8th grade... I know sounds lame.... but seriously, I showed up at school one day in the 8th grade and none of my friends would talk to me. They started barking at me, calling me names, and never talked to me again.... seriously, not until our senior year. These were girls that I had spent the last 4 years being as close as we young girls could be. It wasn't until my senior year when I finally asked one of the girls what ever happened back then. You know the answer....? In all honesty here is the answer, "because you didn't play sports, you rode horses". Are you kidding me? Because I opted to live my dreams with my horses meant that we couldn't be friends anymore. This same group of girls are all still very close to each other. In a way I think that it's sad. Have they grown up at all? Are they still the same "clique" that they were 10 years ago? I sure hope not!

Anyway, on to the point of this. I think that those days were the days that made me realize I didn't want any female friends. Girls were shady, conniving, b*tches! I had absolutely no use for these types of relationships. Even in my adult life I have found that most females I have befriended have been a "waste" of time. I have good memories from them but there are a lot of bad memories that just remind me of WHY I am done devoting time to these relationships!

Now now... guess that was harsh. I have a few lady friends that mean the world to me.... but they are very few! (love you Jen & Shannon!)

I guess there was a point to this. Sometimes I wonder if this blog has turned into my journal (duh wasn't that point?) But seriously, you ladies are my friends! Maybe it's because if you judge me you aren't telling me! lol But you all let me vent and dream or whatever I feel like doing and no one jumps in and tells me to quit my whining! And none of you bark at me! lol

Anyway, thanks for being my "people".... love my bloggie friends!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

drumroll please!!!!!

And the winner is........
house #1!!!!!!

We put an offer in last night and it was accepted! We're even getting a fence (the one in the picture is the neighbors), a home warranty, our closing costs paid, and the carpets cleaned! Woot Woot!!!!

Scary part is that we move in just 16 DAYS!!!!

Now just imagine some work being done to these trees so you can actually SEE the house!
this is soon to be my entrance, I absolutely love it!!!! Can't wait to get in there and put some color on the walls and some fall decorations up! Finally, my first "grown-up" house!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

love me some fall tv!!!

Here's my line-up!

Monday: House

Tuesday: Thank Heaven for Tony DiNozzo... I mean NCIS

Wednesday: I'm looking forward to watching this new one, Cougar Town

Thursday: Obviously this picture sucks... Grey's Anatomy

Sunday: Brothers & Sisters

Anyone know what happened to this? Private Practice? I can't seem to find it on ABC's schedule!!!!

One may wonder how I'll have time for all of this....
God bless DVR

Sunday, September 20, 2009

how to decide?

Here is house #1. We saw this beauty today. Yes I know the color is awful and the trees sorta take the place over, but that's all cosmetics. The downfall to this house is that the driveway is at about a 40-45 degree angle! There is a backyard, not a great one but it's not the worst either.

who wouldn't love this entry way? Gorgeous!
this baby offers an eat in kitchen, formal dining room, family room, formal living room, master bedroom, 3 additional bedrooms upstairs, 2 1/2 baths, separate laundry room, HUGE basement, 2 car garage.
did I mention that the master bedroom has a walk-in closet, his/her sinks, whirlpool tub, separate shower & toilet.... all on the 1st floor.

And then there is house #2. FLAT driveway, nice back yard (not huge but still nice). 4 bedrooms but one is down in the basement, eat in kitchen but table space is small, family room, and rec room in basement. 2 car garage.
here is the master bath, his/her sinks, walk in closet, but no tub - only a shower.
nice kitchen, lots of cabinets.... just hate that there isn't much room for a table. The table you can see in the corner is pressed against the wall.
family room
So how does one decide? Prices are the same, and they are only a block away from each other....

Saturday, September 19, 2009

it's finally here....

I guess technically fall isn't here for another 2 days or so..... but it's at least starting to look like fall! These aren't pictures that I've taken, these are all courtesy of, but while doing some shopping today the hubs and I got to view a few of these beautiful trees. I LOVE this time of year. Beautiful leaves... pumpkin scented candles... fall decorations... Halloween... Thanksgiving (my fave!)... pumpkin patches... corn stalks...
oh it is all so wonderful!

What are some of your favorite fall things?

Friday, September 18, 2009

can we say DUMB.ASS

Yesterday I blogged about needing a new roof.... here's what actually was said/typed....

a new roof cap for the hot water heater....

yeah, all I saw was new roof, cap for hot water heater. Apparently the realtor really meant to leave that comma out (silly me for trying to edit her text) and the item is really a roof cap for the hot water heater!!!!! Thank the Lord!!!! Much cheaper, much easier, and still do-able!!!! Yippee!!!!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

not looking promising

as you know we got a contract on our house. Well today was the inspection. It didn't go too well from the sounds of it. After 3 hours the major needs are: new roof, cap for water heater, and lots of electrical deficiencies..... I don't understand, our roof is 7 yrs old and it looks 100% fine! On the positive my husband is an electrician so whatever "electrical deficiencies" there are he should be able to do himself. I know nothing about the water heater thing. So of course now I'm bummed.... very bummed.... I sure hope things will go through for us.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


house hunting today was stressful, to say the least! We chose to look at 11 houses today and by the end of the day I'm not sure I remember what even half of the houses look like. On the disappointing side we had really hoped to move over to the Missouri side of the river and sadly that just isn't going to happen. We found only 1 house there that was remotely close to what we would like however my husband didn't like the backyard. In my opinion the house was amazing! Damn husbands! lol

Out of the 11 houses we kept 2 on our list but only 1 of those houses is move in ready. The other one sits on a 1.2 acre lot so it's hard to turn away from that one. The house is livable but there are a lot of things that we'd need to do to the home to make it like we would like, and of course those things cost money!

This Sunday we are off to look at the final 8 of our selections. I'm excited about these houses because most of them are fairly new, I'd say no older than 5 years.... wish us luck!

Monday, September 14, 2009

hearts are breaking tonight

at least mine is.....

I spent a many days & nights using this movie to help mend a broken heart... this along with a bag of Doritos and glass of Sunny D (I know nasty right?)
"nobody puts Baby in a corner"

You will be missed!

post #2 for the day....

(picture from

does this picture concern anyone else? Look at Angelina's collarbone, and her arms.... she is freakishly skinny. I am not a fan of Brangelina, shame on them for their love-lives. Obviously I'm Team Anniston. However I will admit that Brangelina do more than their fair share of helping others, with Angie's work in Africa and Brad in New Orleans..... good for them in that aspect. They have a lot of kids, and their biological kids are so freaking adorable! But damn girl, eat a cheeseburger (or two!).

House Hunters

I LOVE that show... HGTV, it's so much fun. Well my husband and I are getting our chance to do some house hunting tomorrow! We have a list of 20 houses to look at, quite a variety of houses too. Some have acreage and some have just a beautiful home and normal yard. My husband and I have no clue what we want, our dream of having land, or a neighborhood so our kids will have friends to play with. Our luck we'd choose a neighborhood and they'll be no kids near us! We have a total of 6 towns that we're looking in so I imagine it will take us a few days to get to all of these houses. Wish us luck! Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Friday, September 11, 2009

some exciting news!!!!

wait for it....

wait for it....

and one more time.........

WE ARE UNDER CONTRACT!!!!!! Closing date of October 14th, thank you St Joseph!

all I want is cake!

Weighed myself this morning, GAINED a pound back! WTF!!!! How does that even happen, I did everything right! There is no happiness here this morning. Official weigh in is tomorrow, guess I'll be starving myself today and running 15 miles - yeah right.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

More pictures!

Sunday was such a great day! We headed out to the lake and chilled out with some friends on their boat... good times!

Monday was fairly relaxing, we had the family birthday party. Here is the fabulous cake that I made!

of course after we cut into it it just sorta fell over! lol

Then Tuesday we went to see Mama Mia at The Theater in the Park. Here's the thing about this theater, it's outdoors, and of course it was raining.... so here we are!

nice double chin I have.... there's a reason I'm dieting! lol

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Weekend pics

I promised pictures! I took a million pictures on Friday night while out with the in-laws however I didn't realize until later that I was using my MIL's camera and she and the camera are now back in Iowa! Dang! So, we'll start with pictures from Saturday which was the Renaissance Festival!

My nieces with Capt Jack Sparrow (didn't realize that was necessarily Renaissance!?)

yum, turkey legs!

Riley loved the turkey leg too

one of the many "kings" that we saw

Riley, me & the hubs on our elephant ride

the nieces with their waxed hands...

this was when the festival was closing, the participants all came out and danced and sang while we left, very cool!

Also I want to give a shout out to Dollface, check her out if you haven't already, she's doing a Fall giveaway!!!!!